Providing practical support, arts & cultural activities and opportunities to develop skills for wellbeing, Liverpool Lighthouse provides programmes that work to tackle the root causes of disadvantage in our community and create thriving communities of people living more fulfilled lives.
We are a Creative Sanctuary where people come together to combat isolation, improve their wellbeing, gain skills for work and life and receive support when they most need a helping hand.
Refugees, migrants and Asylum seekers
Vulnerable and disadvantaged groups
Family connect brought families together to create a community where people supported one another, learned new skills, got active and took part in activities to support their mental health and wellbeing.
It addressed issues around debt, food poverty, family connection and mental health, helping people get support and make progress into work and education.
This programme was funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund and we were delighted to receive funding for a follow-on project 'Moving on UP' starting in January 2022 that aims to help people achieve their dreams and aspirations.
The KI project is for over 50s and aims to bring together isolated older people to reduce loneliness, improve mental and physical health and provide access to help and support to address issues around fuel and food poverty.
The programme includes fun social activities like craft club, line dancing, cooking workshops and Tea Dances. We also provide advice on budgeting, debt, health and access to our community shop to help people stay safe, healthy and well.
"I first came to Liverpool Lighthouse to the Family Connect programme where we would have social events, cooking classes and so much more, which helped me with the situation I was in and helped develop some key skills. I have been a part of Liverpool Lighthouse ever since and I am now employed by them, so it really has come full circle and Liverpool Lighthouse has had a massive impact on my life."
Emi Gibbs - Events Administrator
Moving to a new place where you don't speak the language can be a daunting prospect. Liverpool Lighthouse not only provide accredited courses in ESOL, but also the chance to become part of a community, helping refugees, vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers feel more connected.
Our ESOL courses support speakers of other languages who wish to improve their communication for everyday life and to gain the language qualifications they need to progress to further education, employment or for the citizenship test.
Once part of the Liverpool Lighthouse community they can take part in other activities to build their skills and wellbeing, including physical activity, music and drama, access to the community shop and other community programmes.
"Having the opportunity to work at Liverpool Lighthouse has allowed me to develop skills I would never have been able to do otherwise. Seeing the work they do in the community and the number of people that benefit from us being here makes me feel proud to be a part of it"
Matt Bentley - Lighting Engineer
Current Community Activities